Kevin Ayers interviews, Charles Gocher (Sun City Girls) & Teo Macero tributes
In the latest issue of Perfect Sound Forever
<http://www.perfectsoundforever.com> online music magazine, you'll
find (among other things):
Interview- fairground adventures
"Ayers has an amazing new album out "The Unfairground" - and I'm not
just saying that because Kevin was my room-mate and bandmate for a
week. I came up with the core questions and our good man Jason Gross
threw the questions at Kevin recently and came up with some of his own
as the interview progressed (ED NOTE: thanks for the plug)."
Alan Bishop tribute- Sun City Girls
"On February 19th of this year 2007, Charles John Gocher Jr. departed
this incarnation of himself and dove into the great beyond. He was 54
years old in this particular lifetime and what a lifetime it was.
Along with my brother Rick (Sir Richard Bishop), I witnessed exactly
half of that life... the very best half without a doubt. His family
name is pronounced "Go-Shay" for all of you that have mispronounced it
endlessly in the past and I have and shall continue to refer to him
mostly as Gocher."
In tribute to legendary engineer/producer Teo Macero who died on
February 19, 2008, PSF presents this transcript from the Miles Davis
Conference, May 10-11, 1996, Washington University in St. Louis. Here
Macero speaks about his work with Miles Davis. Also see our 1997
interview with Macero.
Art-rock not new-wave
"Among those with a passion for challenging, adventurous music, the
name of the Muffins (not the new wave group that did "Echo Beach") has
long been spoken in hushed tones of adulation. Cult heroes of an
underground genre (the avant-garde side of latter-day US progressive
jazz-rock), the Maryland-based band never saw much financial
recompense for their bold sonic innovations, but their blend of
avant-jazz, fusion, and British art-rock has influenced legions of
like-minded musical explorers for three decades."
"If this brilliant percussionist, inventor and educator had chosen
among his dozens of endeavors, it's possible that he might have
achieved iconic status in one esoteric scene or another. The
66-year-old (formerly Robert Frank Pozar) may never have found fame,
but he is a world-class master of an impressive array of drumming
styles including free jazz, hip-hop, 20th-century classical, bebop,
funk and his current obsession, bata drumming of the Afro-Cuban
"In 1970s Stockholm, a rare moment occurred when Turkish folk
musicians met Swedish players with American jazz sensibilities and
created sounds that were both ear-opening and beautiful. The primary
catalyst for this meeting was trumpeter and pianist Maffy Falay. Falay
had been "discovered" by the beret-sporting master of be-bop Dizzy
Gillespie during a Turkish tour in 1956. Inspired by Gillespie, Falay
slowly began moving west, playing with a number of big bands in Europe
and a radio orchestra in Germany. "
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